Section 1: College Overview

1.0 President's Welcome

This guide was developed to help you operate effectively as an employee of Bluegrass Community and Technical College within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. You can look forward to exciting opportunities to work with your colleagues to fulfill the college's mission and to help students reach their goals. The handbook contains local college policies and procedures and provides links and references to KCTCS policies that are not reproduced here. We have tried to collect, either directly or via web resources, information that will help you to understand and use necessary policies and procedures in your work. This document is dynamic and will be updated as policy and procedural changes are made. You should also become familiar with the KCTCS Administrative Policies and Procedures.

Our goals at the college include offering the courses and programs, faculty and staff, facilities, services, and other resources that help students meet their educational goals and that support businesses and communities to be strong and vibrant. I look forward to working with you in pursuit of these accomplishments, and I wish you every success in meeting your own career goals. I hope you find satisfaction and fulfillment in your service here.

Dr. Augusta A. Julian, President/CEO

1.1 BCTC Mission, Vision and Values Statement

Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) transforms the Bluegrass Region—one student, one employer, and one community at a time.  With students at the heart of our mission, BCTC supports student access, success, and completion of educational goals through comprehensive services, high-quality career and technical education for workforce skills, transfer education for baccalaureate degrees, and life skills development.

BCTC promotes cultural awareness and inclusion, critical thinking, and civic responsibility.  Through excellence in teaching and learning and strong partnerships, BCTC supports regional economic vitality and quality of life as a member college of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System awarding associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates.

Endorsed by BCTC’s Board of Directors – May 31, 2017
KCTCS Board of Regents Approval – September 14, 2017

1.2 Equity and Unity Statement

BCTC welcomes and respects people of all cultures, religions, ages, socio-economic statuses, sexual orientations, gender identities, national origins, languages, and abilities.

We celebrate individual differences as we evolve to be the face of a unified world. Our differences strengthen our resolve to deliver the highest standard of education in the Bluegrass Region.

1.3 BCTC History and Information

1.4 Functional Organizational Charts

1.5 KCTCS Values, Mission, and Vision

1.6 KCTCS History

1.7 KCTCS Governance